April 2019 Healthy News: Williamson Chiropractic Care Improved Muscle Weakness and Vitamin C for Bone Health

 Williamson chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Williamson NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been irritated for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a nuisance for us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness appears in as many as 30% to 50% of disc herniation patients. 80% of disc herniation patients with weakness demonstrate improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients had no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative, non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Williamson back pain and related muscle weakness to Apple Country Chiropractic for Williamson non-operative care in the beginning.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about a patient with muscle weakness accompanying a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Apple Country Chiropractic may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention 

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Williamson spine specialist loves to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Williamson chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment. Apple Country Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Apple Country Chiropractic!

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